The goal is at least one project a day… if not more.. well done.. I know how much work is involved..that is why I only do easy things..
You will have a large inventory for you next show.. good luck with it all..
One thing I discovered yesterday is that I do not plan on doing another "one day box". I challenged my self to see if I could do it in a day and it wore me out.
I got up early and went outside to my shop around 5:15am. It took until around 7:45 to cut all the pieces out, miter the corners and cut the dados for the bottom and then sand the insides. I then had it glued up around a few minutes after 8am. The box is 12" widex 8 " deep x 3 1/2" tall…
While it was drying I routed out the top for the Bloodwood insert, cut the insert, glued it in and then glued the Bloodwood knob on. This step was finished by about 9:30am. I figgerred I would let the box glue-up dry until 10am…so I went inside and had breakfast.
I unclamped the box at 10am, drilled the 14mm holes for the barrel hinges and then started shaping the box. This is the really time consuming part. I picked up my trusty 4 1/2" angle grinder and started grinding, shaping and sanding on the box. I also use a Foredom electric carver, a rat tail file and an extremely excessive amount of hand sanding…I took a break around 5pm when my wife came out to the barn and wanted to know when I planned on barbucuing the rib eyes.
I went back to the shop around 6:20pm and started grinding and shaping the top of the box. By about 10:15 or so I was all finished and spent about 10-15 minutes going over the entire box with 320 grit sandpaper to make sure I had all the final sanding marks out…I then put a coat of boiled linseed oil on it, wiped it off about 10 minutes later, took a few pictures and posted it online and then went inside and showered and conked out…Unconscious until about 8:30 am this morning.
Greg, fantastic box…. I love the shape and the carving…. the whole thing looks alive. My only personal constructive criticism is that I think the rectangular regularity of the inlay in the top detracts from the free-flowing nature of the piece. But, hey…. that's nitpicking on a terrific project.